What can I say... this race was a late season focus and I F'd it up before I even got to the start line. How? Well, I spent the 2 weeks leading up to it on a solo road trip. Taking my time getting from Ketchum, ID to California in order to avoid training in the cold/snow. In theory it should have worked out well. I got to explore some great places, saw some friends, and had nothing to do but train.
I did enjoy the trip, but I also lacked the structure I had before Moab 26.2 and as a result felt like I lost some of my fitness. Not to mention tweaking the back of my left knee about 10 days before the race.. from over stretching it in my truck on a cold night.
The race itself was executed well. I ran by HR, sat back, and picked people off all day. I was just too far back and lacked the fitness to go any faster.
Lesson Learned: Make a plan and stick to it - and don't sit too much!! (Road Trip)